Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

Level 1 Money management

Best buys

Students work out the best buys for items sold in different-sized packs at different prices.  

Slides LARGE FILE SIZE (5.2 MB)   
Student LARGE FILE SIZE (8.5 MB)  
Student sheets pdf (547 KB)  
Teacher notes Word (106 KB)    
Teacher notes pdf (535 KB

Mobile phone tariffs 

Students use an Excel spreadsheet to calculate mobile phone bills. They compare mobile phone tariffs to see which is best for someone to use.  

Spreadsheet (247 KB)   
Student sheets Word (260 KB  
Student sheets pdf (446 KB)   
Teacher notes Word (198 KB)    
Teacher notes pdf (446 KB) 

Invoices

Students check and complete invoices. Students also work with their own data in spreadsheet simulations of invoices.

Slides (LARGE FILE SIZE 5.6 MB)
Spreadsheet (96 KB)  
Student sheets (302 KB)   
Student sheets pdf (485 KB)
 
Teacher notes (82 KB)
    Teacher notes pdf (445 KB)   

Spot the errors

Students check for errors in a simulated invoice, phone bill and bank statement (several errors on each). 

Slides (1 MB) 
Student sheets Word (221 KB)  
Student sheets pdf (564 KB) 
  
Teacher notes Word (219 KB)    
Teacher notes pdf (554 KB) 
  

Savings and interest

Students calculate interest for one year, then compound interest using a decimal multiplier.

Slides (3.4 MB)  
Student sheets Word (1.9 MB)  
Student sheets pdf (345 KB)
  
Teacher notes Word (78 KB)    
Teacher notes pdf (452 KB)
  

Simple and compound interest

Students use algebraic and spreadsheet formulae in Excel to calculate simple and compound interest.

Slides (3.4 MB) 
Spreadsheet (223 KB)
  
Student sheets Word (171 KB)     
Student sheets pdf (414 KB)  
Answers (225 KB)   
Teacher notes Word (189 KB)    
Teacher notes pdf (432 KB) 

 

Wages and overtime

Students investigate potential jobs and compare the wages. They use a spreadsheet to calculate overtime rates of pay.

Slides (4.5 MB)  
Student sheets LARGE FILE SIZE (3.5 MB)  
Student sheets pdf (367 KB)
  
Teacher notes Word (96 KB)
   Teacher notes pdf (456 KB)

Work out the VAT

Students work out VAT without a calculator, then check their answers using a different method. This check could be done on a calculator or computer.

Slides (1.0 MB)  
Student sheets Word (748 KB)   Student sheets pdf (654 KB) 
Teacher notes Word (168 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (283 KB)

Bank balance

This game gives learners practice in working with money, entering items onto a bank statement and calculating the balance. 

Student sheets pdf (0.8 MB)    
Teacher notes Word (161 KB)    Teacher notes pdf (351 KB)